Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Bridges Gap Between On-Track And Off

It was hard to be at the Kentucky Horse Park this past week and not be inspired by all that surrounded you. There, hundreds of Thoroughbreds, all with eight months or less of retraining since their last race or published work, showed off their new skills, doing everything from jumping and running with hounds through […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Wet Weather Woes

How’s the weather where you are? If you answered “wet,” you’re in the same boat as much of the rest of the country…and that boat may come in handy with all of this rain! Rain can wreak havoc in a number of ways; it can also do a number on your horse, and if that […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘The Toughest Off-Track Horse’ Finds Her Way

Just like humans, every horse is different. They react differently to situations, they learn things in different ways and they express themselves in a nuanced and unique fashion. As we’ve covered in this column time and time again, Thoroughbreds can often make a successful and relatively easy transition from racing to riding or showing. They […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Perseverance Of A ‘Gentleman Pirate’

Every horse person has their “heart horse.” It’s that horse for which there is no equal, at least in your eyes. To you, that horse is your absolute one, your favorite beyond all others. It’s a horse that, for whatever reason, you connected with on a deeper level than you even knew was possible.  If […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Tips And Tricks For Making Horses Look Their Best

If you think about it, there are a lot of people in the pre-track and off-track worlds who are operating on parallel paths this time of year. With September barreling toward us, sales consignors and breeding farms throughout Kentucky and around the country are preparing their yearlings for the Keeneland September and Fasig-Tipton October yearling […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Real Riders’ Go Head-To-Head In Celebrity Event

Known as one of the most iconic venues in North American eventing, Plantation Field in Unionville, Pennsylvania can be likened to Keeneland or Saratoga for equestrians. Each year the facility hosts the Plantation Field International Horse Trials, one of the premier eventing competitions in North America that routinely draws Olympic and World Equestrian Games-caliber competitors. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: You’re Using That Thoroughbred For What?!

Thoroughbreds can excel at anything, I truly believe that. So often after racing they’re asked to perform over jumps on the cross-country course, in the dressage ring or on the polo field. They enjoy having a job and a routine, and time and time again they prove to be incredibly adaptable to new challenges and […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Living The Good Life At 31

Talk to any racetracker for very long and you soon learn they’ve got a story or two to tell. With a family history steeped in Canadian horseracing, Maureen Allen is no exception. Born and raised in Canada, Allen is the daughter of Thoroughbred trainers John and Sonia (Rosebud) Allen, the latter of whom became one […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Horses Are The Ultimate Connectors’

Horses are the ultimate connectors. That’s a common turn of phrase and far from an epiphany, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Every once in a while it’s nice to be reminded of it. This past week I made the trek to South Dakota once again to catch up with dear friends and […]

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